Khoja Ahmed Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish University receives special status
By a decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 15 January 2020, the Khoja Ahmed Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish was given a special status, Strategy2050.kz reports.
The University was founded in 1992 in the oldest city of Kazakhstan - Turkestan on the initiative of Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev and is the only international university in Kazakhstan. The University has a unique system of international corporate governance - the Intergovernmental Plenipotentiary Council, the Senate and the Governing Council. Training is conducted in Kazakh, Turkish, Russian and English.
President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev pays great attention to the issues, including improving the quality of education, meeting international standards, integrating science and education. This is especially important for Turkestan, which faces the challenges of its development as a cultural and spiritual hub of the Turkic world, an educational and scientific hub of Turkestan region.
A special status allows for greater academic and managerial independence, including awarding Ph.D. degrees, determining the content of educational programmes and sampling their own diplomas.
The increase in the cost of an educational grant under the University’s programmes allows for higher salaries and better logistics.
All these measures are believed to make the University a pole of attraction for scientific and pedagogical personnel, stimulate the development of the entire region, with the purpose of reaching the University’s objectives.